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Does siding require any maintenance?

Posted on by Elite Home Exteriors NW
Siding Contractor Installation Repair

Yes! All siding requires maintenance. James HardiePlank, Vinyl, EIFs, Stucco, Brick, Stone, and wood siding all have different Exterior Siding Installation Contractor NW Portland Vancouver WAmaintenance cycles. Contact us for more information on what is the best investment for your exterior.

Fiber Cement

  • James Hardie has a 30 year Non Pro Rated Warranty. This product comes pre primed or pre painted. Quad Max caulking (James Hardie Recommendation) will last a paint job and need to be cut out and caulked. Painting this product is recommended every 7-10 depending on quality of paint.

Vinyl Siding

  • Vinyl Siding is by far the lowest maintenance exterior siding available. Simple Pressure wash when siding should sign of dirt. No painting or caulking.

EIFS & Stucco

  • This type of siding is one of the worst types of siding to have on your home. Painting and caulking every 6 years is recommended but a full replacement with a different type of siding is highly recommended. EIFs and Stucco homes are very dangerous and can cost you thousands in rot replacement due to rotting from the inside out.

Wood Siding

  • LP, Cedar Lap, Cedar Shake & T1-11 Siding have quicker maintenance cycles due to the moisture here in the NW. Siding begins to swell, crack, flake, peel and not hold paint. Roughly 90% of exterior remodels are replacing wood siding with James HardiePlank Fiber Cement for maximum durability.



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Warranty –

Elite Home Exteriors NW includes a FREE lifetime Labor Warranty to any full home or full wall resided. The reason we provide such an outstanding warranty is because we install all products per manufacturer guidelines and state building code. Committed to Quality Rain or Shine!



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